Written by Deborah Thompson
Peter GarnhamPeter Garnham is a security industry leader and innovator with an exceptional 34-year career.Peter began his career in 1974 with ADT, then known as Dominion Electric Protection. Garnham says that “after six months at the job, I became a security industry lifer!” This is where Peter developed his skills in sales, marketing, product management and field training.
Written by Jennifer Brown
 Ken MitchellCANASA president Frank Pietrobono confirmed July 25 that executive director Ken Mitchell is no longer with the organization, indicating Mitchell has “chosen to pursue other opportunities.”
Written by Staff
ISC East, taking place Oct. 29-30, 2008 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, will feature exhibitors from all areas of the security industry, including access control, alarms and monitoring, biometrics, CCTV, fire control, remote monitoring systems integration, wireless applications and more with an expected 400-plus companies participating.
Written by Steve Basnett
Security Canada Central International Security Conference and Exposition is Canada’s largest security industry event attracting thousands of exhibitors and attendees from across North America. Exhibitors from physical, electronic and information security converge at Security Canada to showcase their best and newest products and services. In 2008, Security Canada Central offers more space, more conferences, more security education and more opportunities for business growth.
Written by Ken Mitchell
How big is the market for electronic security systems in Canada? For those in the business, that is the multi-million dollar question. For manufacturers, distributors and contractors, understanding the size of the market, and usage rates is the key to forecasting market growth potential, which in turn, forms the basis for long-term planning and future investment. 
Written by Kenneth Mitchell
In an increasingly security conscious society, it was inevitable that regulation of the electronic security sector would rear its head in Ontario. Quebec addressed this issue when it passed Bill 88 in 2005. British Columbia rammed Bill 15 through the legislature in 2007. Nova Scotia’s review of private security legislation in 2007 has slowed to a crawl subsequent to the industry’s demand for meaningful consultations. What was unexpected was the source of the proposed regulatory authority, and the business drivers putting de-facto regulation on the public agenda. In Ontario, the first step toward government regulation didn’t come from the province; the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has its hands full with the implementation of Bill 159, which regulates private investigators and security guards. In fact, the first move toward regulation in Ontario isn’t even province-wide; it came in the form of a sweeping ‘Alarms Management Program Service Agreement’ (Service Agreement) authorized in a municipal by-law in the Regional Municipality of Durham.
Written by Jennifer Brown
CANASA executive director Ken MitchellCANASA is taking another shot at achieving self-regulation for the electronic security industry in Ontario, but some members wonder if the reasoning is too narrowly focused on the issue of false alarms.
Written by Kenneth Mitchell
At the November meeting of CANASA’s Southwest Ontario Chapter, the guest speaker knew little about security systems integration. He couldn’t talk about IP transmission and its impact on low speed modems. It didn’t matter that Guy Parent, the CEO of London, Ont.-based Corporate Investigation Services, isn’t an expert on electronic security because Parent relies on electronic security professionals. That, in a nutshell, was the essence of his address: the private security industry is interdependent. 
Written by Staff
Steve Basnett has recently been promoted to the position of CANASA’s Director, Trade Shows and Events.
Written by Craig Pearson
SP&T News is pleased to announce that our editorial advisory board experts have selected Unisys Canada as Canada’s Security Systems Integrator of the Year.
Written by Staff
NSS Labs has announced it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as a participating organization. The Council is the independent industry standards body providing management of the payment card industry Data Security Standard (DSS).
Page 8 of 8


ISC West
April 10-12, 2019
Security Canada East
April 24, 2019
ADI Expo
May 7, 2019

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.